Before PageGroup, where were you before and what were your specialisations?
I was an Auditor at Deloitte & Touche for three and a half years, specialising in audit and advisory work for clients in the commerce and industry sector.
Why did you join PageGroup and what is your current role?
I wanted a more rewarding sales-based career with an international multinational where I can continue to progress through the years. I was attracted to PageGroup not just by its track record of success but also by its values and continuous interest in developing people from within the organisation.
I am currently a Partner with Page Executive, recruiting for C-level positions across South East Asia.
How have your past experiences helped you in your current role?
The first few years of my working experience in the accounting firm provided me with a very good exposure to various organisations, industries and working with clients from all levels and backgrounds. It has also given me a solid understanding of the fundamentals of running a business successfully.
Initially, the accounting and finance experience helped me to better understand my clients’ requirements and candidates’ skill sets and ensured successful placements of the candidates in the right role. As I progressed in my career, the accounting and finance experience has provided me strong understanding of the fundamentals of running a profitable business and ensured that I am always thinking out of the box.
Successes / achievements that you have accomplished during your time at PageGroup
There have been many. To name a few – successfully growing the finance & accounting team, even through turbulent times during the global financial crisis, and having them leading the market and winning the RI Asia Award for Best Finance & Accounting Firm in 2014.
I have also led the launch of the legal, human resources and technology team as I was given more responsibility after the successes in leading the finance team. Soon after, I also made a career move to recruit at the C-level for the Consumer & Healthcare sector across South East Asia.
How have you grown with PageGroup?
The organisation has provided me with a lot of support and learning opportunities which have allowed me to continually grow my knowledge of the various sectors that I look after and also to develop my leadership skills.
What are the most rewarding parts of your job?
There are two main things. First, to groom and see people in my team grow and be very successful in their roles and progressing with their career. Secondly, to see the candidates I have placed progressing very well and successfully in their career, and also the recognition from my clients for finding a great fit.
What advice would you give to graduates who are looking to join the recruitment industry?
Look forward to a role that can give you multiple challenges and be very rewarding.